Accomplishing 2019 goals
One of the things I actually feel pretty good at is accomplishing the goals I set out to do; however when looking back over the year, there’s lots of things that I would have liked to do, but didn’t quite achieve — a classic case of biting off more than you can chew. In any case here’s the four steps I take to accomplish these goals
- Set the goal. (Understand why you want to achieve this: self-competition, finance, vanity, etc.)
- Break it down. (Make regular progress, set different phases, get milestones in place. All goals can and should be tracked. (Here’s how I track them))
- Set (realistic) milestones.
- Maintain accountability. There are two schools of thought: 1) tell your friends (so they hold you to it) 2) don’t tell your friends (so you don’t get the gratification of telling them in the first place
I set goals on a half year basis (a sign I’m too corporate maybe?)
Overall the goals I felt like I could accomplish were the ones that only I was responsible for. Looking forward, I’d like to focus more on accomplishing shared goals with others.
With 2020 on the horizon, I’ve set the theme I’d like to focus on “Execution > consumption”. For 24 years I’ve emphasized learning over output and I’ll be making a conscious effort this year to change that behavior.
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